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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Iceland
Date: Jul 29, 2006
Aperture: f22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60sec
Galleries: Water, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

Post processing in Photoshop: Crop, clone, contrast/brightness, saturation, dodge&burn, curves, NoiseNinja, USM.

Many thanks for the support, votes and great comments.

One outtake of many:
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Statistics
Place: 20 out of 329
Avg (all users): 6.4313
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 6.2315
Avg (non-participants): 6.6408
Views since voting: 2253
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 211
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/07/2006 07:46:20 AM
How cool! Your talent is so versatile! I love this! Congratulations on another finish at the top :)

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08/07/2006 07:09:49 AM
Snilld. Þetta er rosalega undarleg mynd.
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08/07/2006 06:38:05 AM
Congrats on a great finish. I did expect this to do better, but a great result in any case
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08/07/2006 12:53:22 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this rolling image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 12:54:14 AM
Wonderful lighting, and use of the rule of thirds.
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08/05/2006 08:52:10 PM
I would have loved this image so much more without the large barrel, or wheel thing, as it would have been just perfect with the bachground on it own.....
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08/05/2006 06:05:02 PM
I love the way the eye is drawn into the reflection in such a way that the water dissapers, and the sky appears in almost perfect clarity. The focus point wavers in balance between heaven and earth, very contemplative.
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08/05/2006 03:05:47 PM
Would this be Iceland again?
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08/05/2006 01:55:05 PM
I really like the message I got from this. At first, alarm that the spool is falling thru the air. Then seeing the water line. So that's the message, calm down, everything is as it should be.
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08/04/2006 08:35:39 PM
Nice spool. ;) I'll have to reflect on this one a while. Very good.
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08/04/2006 04:40:28 PM
Fascinating shot. Really makes you want to look at it for a while.
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08/04/2006 12:22:20 AM
unique and I love it
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08/03/2006 10:24:45 PM
I don't know why but I think this is the picture that I like the most. I just can't get what's so amazing about it but I can't stop looking at it. Great job.
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08/03/2006 07:41:26 PM
The spool appears to be magically suspended above the water, which creates tension. Neat picture, though!
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08/03/2006 06:31:29 PM
For some reason this doesn't feel 'natural' to me and doesn't fit my idea of 'Zen' (MHO)
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08/03/2006 06:16:55 PM
A very interesting shot. First time I've seen one of those things floating in water.. lol.. Great imagination. This is a very calm and still shot, and I'm feeling the zen in the water, colors, lighting and reflection. However, the subject is just too odd to be floating in water that it actually becomes a little distracting to the sense of zen. It did give me a smile though.
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08/02/2006 11:31:10 PM
flying holds no glory
you did not ask the wren. 5
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08/02/2006 01:13:10 AM
Nice spot - Great clouds
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08/01/2006 11:17:34 PM
An awesome find! Love the spool in the sky! :)
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08/01/2006 07:49:03 PM
nice capture. i like the processing.
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08/01/2006 06:05:44 PM
4: the object appears to be falling into the sea - this doesn't seem to match the title. The edges of the object seem to have some "photoshopness" to them
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08/01/2006 10:06:41 AM
Is it Zen? I dont know. Is it a wonderful photograph? without question
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08/01/2006 06:47:39 AM
I like the mirror effect it is very, er, effective - Good stuff
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07/31/2006 07:09:24 PM
Great still image. It is peaceful and you get the feeling that it has been there for sometime. 8
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07/31/2006 07:57:10 AM
I love this. Great clarity. A mix of the hard with the soft. Nicely balanced here. 8
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07/31/2006 07:28:18 AM
wow! looks like the spool is in the sky! great shot and I hope you do well with this
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07/31/2006 05:57:16 AM
nice color here
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